Networking is the art of making and using your contacts. Too often people think it’s all about “getting,” but the truth is, you have to give to get. Just how do you make this philosophy work? … [Read more...] about Business Networking Tip: How to Make and Utilize Contacts, Not Lose Them
Either click on the photo above or click here for a better, full panaroma 360 view. Created from 360iPhone app. So cool! This week was a highly extroverting week with three in-person networking events. When launching a new company which has local and international appeal, marketing on a small budget must include networking. Networking online, networking in-person. But what to … [Read more...] about Why Networking Doesn't Have To Be Your Nightmare As An Introvert
We’ve been with the same landscaper for 11 years. This year it was time for some replanting. After all, plants can get so over grown they start to creep into other plants, looking scraggly and otherwise unattractive. Then at one of the semi-annual pruning I noticed the Abelia Mardi Gras – don’t you love that name? – was pruned back hard. That got me thinking, why not prune back … [Read more...] about Prune Back Your Online and In-person Networking to Improve Your Business
Networking is a skill, isn't it? It's made me so jaded I regularly act on "best practices." It's certainly not worthwhile for me to practice what I observe in most networking events because - they aren't the "best practices," if you want the relationships you form to get stronger and better. There's a new book out by Ivan Misner, founder of BNI (Business Networking … [Read more...] about What’s Sex Got to Do with How You Network?
There's an Apple Computer iPhone app that can read business cards! If the card has a QR Code, Quick Response Code, it can match that data to find if that person is a LinkedIn connection with you. Is there a QR code on your business card? When it comes to business cards, you likely want to eventually have that card be your QRC, Quite Reliable Contact. Many people use business … [Read more...] about What if your business card is your only marketing tool?